The Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular car—no surprise since it was the first modern all-electric vehicle offered to just about everyone with around $25,000 (after federal rebates) to buy.
Its big rival is now the Chevrolet Bolt EV—and, frankly, it's the better choice unless you're getting an especially good deal on the Leaf.
The Chevy is far more modern inside and out and it offers more than double the usable range.
Another option if you're getting a big discount is the Ford Focus Electric, which requires some major compromises but is often discounted.
The BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, meanwhile, offer different versions of upscale tailpipe emissions-free motoring, albeit at a hefty price.
And we'll throw in the slow-selling Ford C-Max since it offers a hatchback with a lot of utility much like the Leaf.
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